Ogun Assembly Crisis: Abiodun, APC Call For Restraint..Say Members Have Right To Choose Leaders - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Ogun Assembly Crisis: Abiodun, APC Call For Restraint..Say Members Have Right To Choose Leaders

Ogun State Government says it has keenly taken note of the events on the floor of the State House of Assembly on Tuesday  regarding the impeachment of the Speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Olakunle Oluomo who was accused of poor leadership by members of the legislative arm during a sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Honourable Bolanle Ajayi. 

The lawmakers numbering 18 out of the 26-member assembly announced the removal of Oluomo and replaced him with Oludaisi Elemide from Odeda Constituency, after accusing the erstwhile speaker of running a non-transparent administration amongst other allegations of financial recklessness 

Special Adviser to Governor Abiodun on Media, Kayode Akinmade reacting to the development in a statement on Thursday, says the State Government is working with leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC in the state with the intention of resolving all the contending issues 

"Working with the leadership of our Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Government intends to see all the contending issues resolved in a democratic, fair, and just manner", he stated

The State Government noted that there 
had been internal wrangling in the Assembly that had persisted and degenerated despite several interventions.

The government however assured the people of the state that the crisis among the members of the assembly would not affect the commitment of the government to provision of dividends of democracy to them 

The statement further reads in part:
"The Ogun State Government notes that the Honourable Members have openly stated that their grouse is not with the Governor, whom they again pledged their loyalty to"

"It is the prerogative of members of the House of Assembly to chose their leadership in line with the constitution and the law guiding the conduct of the Assembly"

"Given that the Ogun electorate gave us a mandate to represent their best interests and deliver democratic dividends that will significantly improve their well-being, the Ogun State Government, along with the Party leadership, have intervened to ensure that whatever disagreement members have is resolved peacefully and amicably, so that the delivery of democratic dividends to our people will not be hampered in any way"

"The Ogun State Government considers all members of the House of Assembly as partners in the Building our Future agenda and will always prioritise issues that affect them", the statement concluded 

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